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Amanda Corral
Behind a strong performance in Amanda Corral’s (Hobart, Ind./Hobart) return from an ankle injury, the Northern Illinois women’s basketball team earned its first home win of the season in a 67-63 decision over Loyola. The Huskies (3-3) received a boost with a season-high 19 points from Corral to beat Loyola (3-3) for the third time...
Jada Buggs
The Northern Illinois women’s basketball team fell 67-58 to Bradley on Wednesday evening at Renaissance Coliseum. The Huskies (2-3) entered the game with three straight contests of 48 percent or better shooting but shot 36.8 percent against the Braves (4-3), who put up a 43.8 percent performance, including going 9-for-16 in the second half. “Our...
Jada Buggs
Facing a veteran South Dakota State team that’s been to the NCAA Tournament four times since moving to NCAA Division I play in 2004-05 and was coming off an upset of No. 15 Nebraska, Northern Illinois (2-2) gave the Jackrabbits (3-2) all they could handle in a 59-58 loss Wednesday night at the Convocation Center...
Kathi Bennett
The Northern Illinois women’s basketball program signed guard/forward Jazmine Harris (West Allis, Wis./Heritage Christian) and guard Ally Lehman (Nineveh, Ind./Indian Creek) from the high school class of 2013 to National Letters of Intent on Monday. Harris is coming off a junior season in which she led Heritage Christian High School to its first-ever state championship...
Natecia Augusta
Continuity in its defense and hot shooting led Northern Illinois (2-1) over host Morehead State (1-2), as the Huskies defeated the Eagles in their final game of the WNIT, 76-46. Ten different Huskies scored in the contest and the team accumulated 19 assists on 27 field goals. “We played really focused and some really good...
Amanda Corral
Holding on to a one point lead with under 10 seconds left, the Northern Illinois (1-1) defense stifled So-Con preseason favorite Davidson (0-2) to force a turnover and seal their victory Saturday in the consolation round of the WNIT, 64-61. NIU led by as much as 18 in the contest. “It felt good to get...
Satavia Taylor
Against an Iowa team that received votes in the AP and ESPN/USA Today Preseason Top 25 polls and in a tough environment at Carver-Hawkeye Arena Friday evening, the Northern Illinois women’s basketball team battled hard in the second half but could not overcome a 34-13 first half deficit in a 63-40 season-opening loss. “Our defense...
Amanda Corral
The Northern Illinois women’s basketball team played near exactly how third-year head coach Kathi Bennett wanted her team to play – tough defense, hold a rebounding advantage and score just enough to win. The well-executed effort led to a 45-42 win over NAIA powerhouse Indiana Wesleyan in NIU’s lone exhibition game of the season Monday night...
Kathi Bennett
In the first two years of the Kathi Bennett era of NIU women’s basketball, the 300-win coach has given the Huskie faithful a taste of what she can do to a turn around a program. With this year’s roster more full of her recruits, the Huskies have embraced Bennett’s signature defensive principles and style, and...
Photo of basketball going through hoop
Fans will have their first chance to see the Northern Illinois men’s and women’s basketball teams in action from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, when NIU hosts the Huskie Hoops Preview inside the NIU Convocation Center. Come out and see the final hour of women’s basketball practice as they prepare for the third...
Kathi Bennett
The Northern Illinois women’s basketball team released its 2012-13 schedule on Wednesday. The slate features 11 home games, four games against 2011-12 NCAA Tournament teams and three games against 2011-12 conference champions. “With a young team, this a very challenging but exciting schedule,” said third-year NIU head coach Kathi Bennett, who recently received a contract...
Kathi Bennett
Northern Illinois has extended the contract of women’s basketball head coach Kathi Bennett through the 2017 season, NIU Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics Jeff Compher announced Wednesday. “Kathi Bennett has what it takes to rebuild and lead our women’s basketball team to a MAC Championship,” Compher said. “This contract extension is a reflection...
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